Team Jardevall will make its third appearance on the Rally America circuit for 2008 with an entry at Rally Colorado, to be run September 11-14. Team owner and driver Carl Jardevall will be there with his familiar number 39 red Mitsubishi Evolution 8, but with Chrissy Beavis acting as his co-driver for the first time. Jardevall hopes for a repeat of his podium finish at Oregon Trail.

“We haven’t made any significant changes to the rally car since the last event,” said Jardevall. “The most noticeable difference is that we changed the paint job a little.”

Jardevall has two top ten finishes in only two starts this season. He was eighth overall at Wild West in Washington and third overall at the Oregon Trail. The last time he competed at Rally Colorado, then called the Colorado Cog, was in 2005 driving a Mitsubishi Evo IV, with Janice Damitio as co-driver. They slid off the road at that event and were unable to finish.

This will be the first time that Chrissy Beavis, who has co-driven recent events with Tanner Foust, will call the turns for Jardevall. Foust and Beavis won the 2007 ESPN X-Games. Foust is not entered in Rally Colorado due to a scheduling conflict.

Rally Colorado is based out of Steamboat Springs, but the event’s competitive stages are higher up in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains west of Steamboat Springs. The event begins on Thursday with a reconnaissance of the stages at slow speed so the drivers and co-drivers can familiarize themselves with any special conditions.

Jardevall began his rally career in his native Sweden in the mid 1970s, driving a Saab 96. He moved to the U.S. in 1985 and began competing in a Saab 99 in 1989. That year he captured the Open Class trophy at the Coachman Stages in Washington, finishing third overall. For the 1997 season he built a potent Volvo 740 Turbo and was competitive with it on national events, and captured victory overall on several divisional events.

Jardevall joined the AWD revolution in 2002 with a Mitsubishi Evo IV. In four seasons with that car, his smooth driving style kept him competitive with better funded factory rally teams. He won several divisional events overall, and set a new record on the famous Brooklyn Tavern stage in Washington during the Doo-Wop SCCA ClubRally in 2004.

As the owner of Nordic Motors in Santa Clara, California, Jardevall has ready access to the tools and materials he needs to maintain his rally car. He built much of his current Evo 8 after-hours in his shop with the assistance of his employees and crew members.

Team Jardevall has a web site at, that features lots of photos, results, the latest team news and some history. The web site is maintained by Tim Winker of Wink Timber Media Agency (



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